Harry Tincknell will complete the remainder of the FIA World Endurance Championship season with Ford, it was confirmed on Friday.
The 24-year-old Englishman was initially announced for a three-race program in the No. 67 Ford GT alongside Marino Franchitti and Andy Priaulx and now will add the remaining six WEC rounds to his schedule.
“Since I moved across from single-seaters to endurance racing in 2014, it’s always been my ambition to compete full time in the WEC,” Tincknell said.
“Additionally, it’s incredible that my first full WEC season will have been with the factory Ford team.
“I’m already looking forward to getting back onto the GTE-Pro podium after what was a historic Le Mans victory for Ford but a tough 24 Hour race for our No. 67 Ford GT.”
Tincknell, who still remains contracted to Nissan, has a busy remainder of the year as he will also take part in the remainder of the European Le Mans Series season in a G-Drive Racing-entered Gibson 015S Nissan.
Billy Johnson, who was the additional driver in Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 66 entry for the first three WEC rounds, is not expected to continue with the team.